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(Français) Dans le cadre d’un programme soutenu par le FIDA à Sao Tomé e Principe, Agrisud a été sollicitée pour appuyer la réalisation d’un guide pratique de production de poivre biologique. Cet outil pédagogique a été finalisé fin 2017. Soutenir la petite agriculture commerciale pour lutter contre la pauvreté La réalisation de ce guide pratique s’inscrit dans le Programme d’appui à la petite agriculture commerciale (PAPAC). Ce programme lutte contre la pauvreté et l’insécurité alimentaire à Sao Tomé e Principe…...read more

End of September, an agroecological learning cycle has been organized by Agrisud in Sa Pa (northern Vietnam) as part of the IDEAS project*. The main goal is to support the project’s agricultural technicians in improving their practices. This enhancement directly benefits farmers they supervise daily. Claire Kieffer, who oversees Agrisud activities in Vietnam, tells us the course of this cycle and the resulting benefits: "Fifteen technicians and coordinators from Sa Pa Agricultural Office and Ranger stations benefited from this training…...read more

Agrisud supports and trains SWISSAID teams (Swiss NGOs) in their project to build a skills development center in agroecology. During the 2nd training session, which took place in September 2017, a communication action was organized to promote agroecology at national level. A specific learning cycle to strengthen field partners’ skills In order to develop a sustainable agriculture in Guinea-Bissau, SWISSAID has undertaken to strengthen the know-how of its field partners in order to organize an agroecology skills center. This hub…...read more

Since 2013, the Sustainable Development Program of the Limbé’s watershed (PAD Nord) has been contributing to improve the living conditions of rural populations in a context of great environmental and socio-economic fragility. This program is led by Agrisud in partnership with the Haitian NGO GRADIMIRH and the financial support of AFD and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, as well as Misereor, ESFI, BNPP and IFAID (€ 1 million in total). Protecting landforms from erosion and developing agricultural sectors Major flooding was recently…...read more

Agrisud and its partners, the Norsys Foundation and ORMVAO, jointly led the Entrepreneurial initiatives program of Agricultural Services (INES). Initiated by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, this project also received support from MASEN (Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy). The goal was to create both service activities that benefit farms in Ghassate (Morocco) and jobs for rural youth. Entrepreneurship and its opportunities During the 18 months of the project, around ten young entrepreneurs have been supported in the creation of their business. Most…...read more

After Hurricane Matthew, Agrisud started a project in January 2017 in southern Haiti with its local partner Gradimirh. The Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region is backing this project which aims to improve the resilience of vulnerable populations to climate risks. Post-emergency actions are initially undertaken to quickly restart agricultural activities. Sustainable actions related to agroecological practices will then be undertaken to revive the local economy and food security of families. Matthew post diagnosis The Hurricane Matthew on southern Haiti has caused considerable damage.…...read more

Since April 2016, Agrisud and the Dutch NGO SNV (Netherlands Development Organization) have been working with the Lao government to address nutrition problems in the northern rural provinces: the ENUFF program (Enhancing Nutrition for Upland Farming Families). This program has a dual agricultural and nutritional dimension, its objective is to improve the food quality of populations in 40 villages of these mountainous areas. Nutrition in Laos: a national issue Poor families living in isolated mountain areas are most affected by…...read more

Last December, Agrisud International and its partners (AIM1, CIRAD2, MPE3) organized the launch of new product sales in several markets in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. The purpose of this operation was to promote the products of agroecology. Agroecology to "Feed the capital" Urban and peri-urban agricultural activity in Antananarivo is important and contributes in supplying the city. However, production conditions are precarious and trade chains are rarely organized. The ASA (Agro-Silviculture around Antananarivo) program, funded mainly by the European Union,…...read more

01/24/2017 inField news, Illustrate

In partnership with Laotian NGO DOKLAO, our Agrisud team in Laos carried out an original program in June 2016 to raise awareness of environment through games and theater. The objective is to mobilize local populations to the challenges of biodiversity and the preservation of the village forests they manage through their land-use planning. This program has created a real enthusiasm among the populations, and many community projects have emerged for the preservation of the forest. Mobilizing people to create an…...read more

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